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- TulambenMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers
While I can't say much about the town itself (I daytripped here), the raison d'etre of this small place just north of the Amed Peninsula is easy to vouch for. Laying sunk just 50m offshore, the wreck of the US cargo ship Liberty sits in perhaps 15 meters of water, but rises up enough from the depths to make it easily snorkelable. The reef ecosystem that's risen up around the wreck, with colorful corals, nudibranches, and huge schools of fish, is spectacular; and if you're looking to dive the wreck, there's no shortage of shops around to assist you. Word of warning: it gets REAL crowded after 10am or so, so come early.Recommended for:
- TulambenMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2
Relaxing dive with minimal current, Tulamben Wreck dive is definitely a place to be for divers visiting Bali. Our dive instructor was friendly and will always be aware of your whereabouts in the water. 30+ years of the wreck in the water also managed to harbour heaps of corals that suffered minimal damage and plenty of tropical marine life. Highly recommend!Recommended for:
- TulambenMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2
My favorite scuba dive destination in Bali - I never got bored going back to Tulamben for many reasons. Access to the sea is very easy, you can swim from the shore to the wreck, and typically the visibility is quite good too. Chances of seeing a barracuda (a residence near the wreck) are quite high. I also love the small, thin eels that popped their heads from the sandy bottom.
The diving here is fantastic and there is not much else to this little town. There is a wreck dive, a coral garden and a dropoff all in the same area from a great beach entry. Highly recommend diving here. If you get the chance, stay overnight and do a night dive on the wreck as well!
I'm not a scuba diver, just a snorkeler. My visit was timed poorly. When I was in the water, there were lots of jellyfish (making me nervous), and bits of garbage (grossing me out.) Apparently this happens immediately after it rains. After the tides changed, it was much better, according to my friends. After my initial dip, I stayed out of the water and instead enjoyed fried bananas with ice cream and a splash of lime squash. According to the scuba divers in the group, the shipwreck had a unique 3D element. Though there were more fish here, I definitely I preferred the more intimate atmosphere at Blue Lagoon.
Tulamben is a really nice spot to dive. (I would't recommend it if diving is not an option, there are nice resorts, but the beach is not so special)
There's the Liberty Wreck that is down from the II World War, so it's already with decades of encrustated corals...the marine life is big, even if it's so close from the coast (you get in the water walking from the beach). Besides that, it's really nice to dive in between the wreck's structure.
It's a nice spot for people who can dive only the inicial 12m and also for those who attempts to go 30 meter.
Normally the resorts have it own dive school. And there's a lot!! So take a look around the small city in search for who fits you. Have fun!!!
Tulamben is a small fishing village, 30km north of Amed, about 20 to 30 minutes drive. As well as local dives off the various Amed beaches, a notable attraction is diving the wreck of the USAT Liberty at Tulamben. Some divers base themselves at...read more from wikitravel.org
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